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Nepal vice-president's apology ends Hindi row
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Violent protests that had disrupted Nepal for seven consecutive days after the newly elected Vice-President of Indian origin Parmanand Jha took his oath of office in Hindi ended Wednesday with the embattled official offering a public apology.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:33:02 PM

Nepal's SAARC Summit row ends after PM says sorry
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) The sword hanging over Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's participation at the 15th SAARC Summit in Sri Lankan capital Colombo was lifted Wednesday after the 83-year-old apologised to other major political parties for not having consulting them about the trip.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:23:53 PM

SAARC nations to focus on food, energy security, combating terror
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) The Standing Committee meeting in the run-up to the 15th SAARC summit began here Tuesday with the foreign secretaries of the eight member countries focusing on issues relating to regional food and energy security and collectively combating terrorism, officials here said.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:11:29 PM

Tibetan exiles begin fast-unto-death in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Over two dozen Tibetan exiles who were stopped by the Nepal police from crossing into Tibet Tuesday began a fast unto death in Kathmandu valley, demanding an immediate dialogue between Beijing and their exiled leader Dalai Lama and asking for an immediate end to all repression in Tibet.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:12:58 PM

Nepal Maoists refuse to allow Koirala to attend SAARC summit
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) A diplomatic squabble has erupted in Nepal with the Maoists, their former allies the Communists, and a former South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) secretary-general objecting to caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala taking part in the 15th SAARC summit in Colombo later this week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:14:06 PM

Bollywood filmmaker rebuffs Sobhraj contract offer as extortion
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) As he fervently dreams from behind bars of a new life with a new love, yesteryear's 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj has received a new blow with a Bollywood film company rejecting his call for a contract and, instead, accusing him of extortion.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:44:54 PM

Hindi row turns into war in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The raging row in Nepal sparked by the vice-president taking his oath of office in Hindi last week turned into war Tuesday with the rift between the hill people and Indian-origin plains community widening and protesters from both sides going on the rampage.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:41:54 PM

Raging row over Hindi now reaches Nepal parliament
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The row over a lawmaker taking his oath of office in Hindi, which has rocked Nepal since Wednesday, reached the new republic's caretaker parliament Sunday with the Maoists and Madhesi lawmakers of Indian origin entering the fray.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:21:50 PM

Nepal's Saarc attendance under cloud
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Nepal's participation at the 15th Saarc summit scheduled to be held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo Aug 2-3 has become doubtful with the former Maoist guerrillas Sunday raising strong objections to the caretaker government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala representing the Himalayan republic at the regional forum.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:09:31 PM

Lawmaker defends Hindi as Nepal language row grows
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The Hindi row in Nepal continued to mount for the fifth day Sunday with students paralysing the capital's streets demanding a public apology from newly-elected Indian-origin Vice-President Parmanand Jha on one hand and, on the other, the ethnic party that propelled him to power defending his choice of Hindi while taking the oath of office.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 12:58:58 PM

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